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Kingdom of Light!

KIDStory
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Engaging in God’s Word through the simplicity of telling Bible stories impacts God’s children of all ages.  Despite the restrictions on meeting together, the advancement of the Gospel amazingly continues through our partners in the Philippines.  Under the mentorship of Lala and Rene, Lisa is a 3rd generation KIDStory trainer…

Blessings Behind the Scenes

Playgrounds, Volunteers
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Two and a half years ago Bernard came to Kids Around the World as a volunteer through the recovery program at Rockford Rescue Mission. He worked with us in the warehouse as a summer intern through Workforce Connection while Tim Clauson, Senior Playground Manager, helped him find a full-time job. In…

Hustle For Hope

News, OneMeal, Volunteers
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In lieu of gathering together for celebration dinners this fall, we are collectively uniting friends of Kids Around the World to HUSTLE FOR HOPE! Hustle for Hope is a virtual bike/walk/run event where supporters can join, virtually, to help create awareness and raise funds to provide nourishing meals for thousands of…

Calvary Chapels Build Playgrounds

News, Playgrounds
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We are honored by the Calvary Chapel Magazine feature on the POWERFUL impact playgrounds provide to bring hope to war-torn and destitute areas of the world. What a pleasure to share this spotlight with some of our like-minded and like-hearted partners from the Calvary Chapel network! Read the full article…

PLAYGROUND REMOVAL #1000

Playgrounds
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IN 2009 we made a transition from shipping and building new playgrounds to refurbishing donated playgrounds, giving the playground another chance to bring play to children once again. Playgrounds are donated from playground manufacturers, playground installers, Parks & Recreation Directors, and school districts when they are set to be removed…

She Wanted To Make A Difference

OneMeal
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Morgan Larson is an inspirational student! With help and encouragement from her family and fellow students, what she calls the 60010 Feeds Kids Team, Morgan has carried out her goal to make a difference in the lives of children for the last four years. She started her extraordinary goal in…

Truck to Boat to Village

OneMeal
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This week thousands of OneMeal food packs made their way from shipping container to truck….truck to dug-out boat….and boat to the village as our friends in Nicaragua delivered desperately needed food to our micro-feeding centers all along the Rio Coco.  These remote village communities are only accessible by small boats…

BRINGING THE GIFT OF PLAY TO CURE ZAMBIA

Playgrounds
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What was once a bare piece of land has been made into a beautiful source of fun for our kids in the hospital. CURE Zambia is a children’s hospital, creating their environment to be as child friendly as possible. Children are coming for surgery, but they still need a place…

THE GIFT OF PLAY SHARED ACROSS THE GLOBE

News, Playgrounds
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For Immediate Release Jared Weidman Kids Around the World 815-229-8731 JaredW@KidsAroundTheWorld.com Little Tikes Commercial and Kids Around the World partner to bring the gift of play to kids globally Rockford, IL, June 1, 2020 – Kids Around the World and Little Tikes Commercial, two like-minded organizations with a focus on…

Joy of the Lord

Impact Teams
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One volunteer who really connected with our team leader, Julie Rearick, in Haiti was a young lady named Jeni. It was her first mission trip and she was full of the JOY OF THE LORD. Her laughter was contagious and all the children followed her wherever she went. Whenever Julie…

One Moment

Playgrounds
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A moment from team leader, Julie Rearick’s, Haiti playground project On the last day, after the concrete was poured and the playground was finished the team gathered inside the school for lunch. After we finished lunch, each young Haitian man shared his dreams, struggles, and prayer requests.  Dave, Larry, Russ…

Cultural Definitions and Differences

KIDStory
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In relation to the training, a couple of things stood out. In our discussion about ‘Background,’ there was some discussion with the translator about a word definition. We discovered that the teachers felt that the children from the mountains would need to define “boat” as they have never seen a…
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